Thurs. June 2
Joanna Finch & Birgit Kuit – Original and contemporary folk-roots and jazz. 8pm at The Fort Cafe. $10/$6.
Tom Vickery Trio – Jam session. 8pm at Hermann’s. $TBA.
Open Mic – Open to all musicians. 6pm at Paradiso Di Stelle. Free.
THursday blend JAM- Any and all string players welcome. Hosted by Rick Van Krugel. 7pm at the Well. Free.
Carolyn Mark – Country punk. All ages. 8pm at The Fort Cafe. $7.
Open Mic – Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. 8pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free.
Ladies Night – Free pole-dancing lessons. Unleash your inner exotic dancer. Free.
L.i.d. – Tour kick off. With guests. 10pm at Logan’s. $TBA.
NYPD – A lethal dance party with Kenzie Clarke. 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.
12 Steps – Grunge rock. With Electric Druids and Sea-Sekshun. 10pm at Rehab. $9/$5.
Fri. june 3
Mike Lefebvre & Edie DaPonte – Jazz duo. 7pm at The Beacon Landing (2537 Beacon). $TBA.
Soul Shakers – Soulful R&B. 7:30pm at Six Mile Pub. Free.
CALVIN CAIRNS & PAUL O’BRIEN – Playing fiddle, concertina, guitar, vocals, bodhran and bouzouki. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation.
Hugh Fraser & Friends – Canadian jazz. With Ross Taggart. 8pm at Hermann’s. $20.
Karaoke – With Liz. 8pm at the Upper Deck. Repeats SUNDAY (qualify for the Vancouver Island Country Karoake Championships) and WEDNESDAY. Free.
Kooler – Top 40 dance. 9pm at Waterwheel Pub. Free.
splinter – Classic and modern rock. 9pm at the Log House Pub. Free.
As The Crow Flies – Folk and bluegrass. With Coco Jafro. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.
THE SPILLY G’S – Drum’n’bass. With Mt. Doyle. 10pm at Hush. $TBA.
The Creepshow – Psychobilly.With The Hypnophonics and The Stockers. 10:30pm at Soprano’s. $15.
SAT. June 4
BLUEGRASS BRUNCH – Hosted by the Stowaways. 1:30pm at Logan’s. Free.
The Shanna Dance Quartet – Jazz standards. All ages. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10.
The Normons – Pop, rock, R&B and dance. 8:30pm at My Bar. Free.
Black Mountain – Benefit concert for the Alma Libre Fútbol Association. With guests. 9pm at Sugar. $20.
Circuit Saturdays – Get “Down Under” with performances by our very own Paparazzi Show/Nightclub dance troupe. They’ll be doing two Lady Gaga-inspired Judas shows.Shows 9pm & midnight at Paparazzi. $8.
The Shorty Parker Band – Playing everything from Matchbox 20 to CCV. 9pm at Westcoast Tap House. $TBA.
J-Feud – Disco-house. Versus Nick Karma and Natron. 10pm at Hush. $10.
Solid! Gold – Dance your ass off with DJ Longshanks. 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.
SUN. June 5
Company B Jazz Band – Jazz and swing, 1:00 pm, $10. Followed by Dixieland Express 4pm, $10. All at Hermann’s.
Sunday Blues Jam – Hosted by the Deb Rhymer Band. 2pm at the Strath’s Clubhouse. Free.
Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. With Luther Wright, Hank Pine & Lily Fawn, Marco Bozenich, Mich “Stompin Tom” Anderson and more. 4:30pm-midnight at Logan’s. Free.
jack’s Open Mic SUNDAYS –
Welcoming atmosphere. 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free.
Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by The Stowaways Duo. 8pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
MON. June 6
Jive & Groovin Hard – Jazz. 8pm at Hermann’s. Free.
open mic – Hosted by Steve Barries. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Jam Session – Play till you can’t play no more! All ages. 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free.
Karaoke Idol – A four-week competition with prizes awarded each week. Cash prizes to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd-place finishers at the finale. 10pm at Paparazzi. Free.
90210 Mondays – DJs Jay Somethin’ and Levi Somethin’ Else spin all your favourite pre-mollenium classics. 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.
INDUSTRY UNDERGROUND – Electro-step and funky house. With Soulfix and Chino. 10pm at Hush. $TBA.
Tues. june 7
Open Mic – Hosted by David and Katherine. 7pm at The Well. $3.
Open Mic – Bring your friends, grab a drink and listen to music. 8-11:30pm at Whitebird Lounge. Free.
WED. june 8
OPEN STAGE – Acoustic or electric, solo or with your band. Amps, drums, piano provided. Dylan Stone hosts. 8:30pm at the Fort Café. Free.
Open Mic Night – Musical madness! Sign up with our host Jack. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
Open Jam – With the Front Porch String Pickin’ Band. 9pm at Tudor House. Free.
Goth/Industrial DJ Night –
Give it all you’ve goth. With Boneshaker. 9pm at Paparazzi. $3.
Henderson & Kaup – Host whirling platters of rock, punk, soul, dancehall, reggae, pop and more! 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Thurs. June 2
Moodswing Chorus – Performs their favourite songs. 7pm at the Erik Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). Free. 250-592-5114.
Burton Cummings – This Canadian rock ‘n’ roll legend comes to town. 8pm at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard). $65/$45. 1-855-985-5000.
Fri. june 3
Minds at work – Playing tunes from The Beatles, Rolling Stones and more. 7pm at the Erik Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). Free. 250-592-5114.
The Arbutus Singers – Performing with the Choir Kids. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7:30pm at the First Metropolitan United Church (932 Balmoral. $25 family/$15 adults/$10 seniors and students. 250-727-9146.
Last Night at the Proms – Featuring tenor Richard Margison. proceeds support the Victoria Mustard Seed and the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre. 8pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $35/$25 for members of the Canadian Forces, veterans and their families.
Sat. june 4
Victoria Good News choir – Perform Trust Me With Your Heart Again. With the Lake Hill Elementary, Central Middle and Claremont Secondary school choirs. 2:30pm & 7:30pm at Cordova Bay United Church (813 Claremont). $15/free for children under 12. 250-658-1946.
PENNY CANDY LOVE – A humorous look at life, love and other quandaries with Kim Weitkamp, an award winning humorist, singer/songwriter and Storyteller. 7:30pm at the Grace Lutheran Church (1273 Fort). $20/$15. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greater Victoria Concert Band – Spring concert. Proceeds support the Greater Victoria Concert Band. 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $5. 250-386-5311.
Kiki Londo – An evening of contemporary jazz to raise funds for the ArtsReach Program. With the award-winning Quadra Elementary School Beginning Strings Ensemble. 7:30pm at the Oak Bay United Church (1355 Mitchell). $20. 250-727-6578.
Saffron – Music from the Middle East, Latin America and beyond. 8pm at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield). $15. 250-598-7488.
Sun. June 5
EINE KLEINE SUMMER MUSIC – Featuring Canadian pianist Jane Coop and Victoria Symphony Concertmaster, Terence Tam, perform Brahms Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor and a Schumann trio with local cellist Laura Backstrom. 2:30pm at the First Unitarian Church (5575 West Saanich). $20/$17. 250-413-3134, members.shaw.ca/eksmusic.
The Victoria Guitar Quartet – The Victoria Conservatory of Music’s guitar faculty perform works by Jordan Nobles, John Oliver, Celso Machoado and Stephen Goss. 3pm at St. Barnabas Church (1525 Begbie). $10. 250-595-4324.
Jazz Vespers – The Flying Saucers bring their brand of vintage jazz to the Vespers. 7pm at St. John’s United Church (10990 West Saanich). Free. 250-656-0875.
Victoria folk music society – A preview of FolkWest after open stage. With the Balkan Babes and Oliver Swain. 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.
Wed. June 8
NOMAD – Kinobe and Michael Waters perform. 7:30pm at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield). $15. 250-598-7488.
Bard & Banker – Paul O’Brien THURSDAY. Tom Hooper & Matt Johnson FRIDAY. The Ramblers SATURDAY. Tom Hooper WEDNESDAY. All showtimes 8pm.
bartholomew’s – Rainshadow Al THURSDAY. Swing Band SUNDAY 8pm. The Ramblers MONDAY. Havanna Club Live TUESDAY. All shows 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.
Canoe Brewpub – The Adults THURSDAY 9:30pm. DJ Ram SATURDAY. Steve Chmilar MONDAY 7:30pm. DJ Daft Punk WEDNESDAY. All shows start at 9pm, unless otherwise noted.
Fernwood inn – The Sweet Lowdown TUESDAY 8pm.
glo europub – Ashley Wey Trio SATURDAY 8pm.
Heron rock bistro – Dallas Budd Trio FRIDAY 7:30pm. Skyla J & Oz MONDAY 7pm.
IRISH TIMES – Bobby Smith THURSDAY. The Starbirds FRIDAY-SATURDAY. Qristina & Quinn Bachand SUNDAY 7:30pm. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.
Ocean Pointe Resort – Jazz piano featuring Peter Dent FRIDAY, SATURDAY 6-9pm.
The Office – Ramblers THURSDAY. Beats Bass & Voice FRIDAY. DJ Car SATURDAY 8pm. Aurora Scott TUESDAY. Skyla J & the Vibes WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.
THE OSWEGO HOTEL – Maureen Washington WEDNESDAY 7pm.
The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6-9pm. Story time for kids SUNDAY 10:30-11am. Spiral Groove string classics MONDAY 7:30-9:30pm. Swing orchestra WEDNESDAY 7:30-9:30pm. By donation.
Strath’s clubhouse – Country night with DJ Clinton THURSDAY 9pm.The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
Swan’s – Gary Preston Band THURSDAY. Ginzou Knives FRIDAY. The Push SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm . Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. Momentum WEDNESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
the superior – Clark Brendon & Al pease THURSDAY. Andrew Slade FRIDAY. Paul Wainwright & Thomas Kinzel SATURDAY. Pocket Orchestra SUNDAY noon-2pm, followed by Cold Cut Combo. David Vest TUESDAY. Paul Laverick WEDNESDAY. All shows 7pm and by donation unless otherwise noted.
vista 18 – Geoff Lundstrom FRIDAY-SATURDAY 8pm.